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The meeting of the WLE POA Recreation Committee was called to order by Tri Chair Jay Rivera at 10:05 a.m. January 11, 2020.  Twenty-five members were present. All rose for the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The minutes of the previous meeting had been e-mailed to committee members prior to the meeting to help save time and paper.  Jay asked if there were any changes or additions.  There being no corrections, Carole Rivera made a motion to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Steve Kriso.  Motion passed by raise of hands.

Jay reviewed the Treasurer's Report.  Balance forwarded November 30 was $19,055.33.  Receipts were $3,860.42; expenses $3,529.65.  At December 31, our amounts were $19,386.10 in checking and CD $5,045.98 for a total of $24,432.08.  Peggy Kostyshyn asked why amount shown in receipts for Pre-Holiday Party did not agree with her numbers. Jay said he would look into it.  Approving Treasurer's report was tabled to next month.

Old Business:
Jay thanked all the event chairs for their work.

Lunch with Santa - Joe Mongalieri reported that approximately 100 people participated including 40 children.  Chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese were served.
Jay was advised by Anna Tavoline that Santa's arrival on the Fire Truck was well attended and enjoyed.
New Year's Eve - Carole Rivera reported that 102 tickets were sold and 81 people attended.  Illness was the cause of difference in attendance.  Carol thanked her co-chair Sue Mack and all the volunteers that helped.
Zumba Gold Class -  Carole Rivera reported for Jen Olsen. Jen will be event chair.  As such, she will make sure all attendees have car passes.
Board of Directors approved Recreation Committee Budget for 2019/2020 Year.

New Business:
Pot Luck and Game Night is scheduled tonight at the Main Clubhouse, adults only.  To date, 54 people have purchased tickets.  Cathie Brunie will allow entries at the door so long as they bring a covered dish.
Mark Brunie reported that Wednesday Bagel Club is being well attended.  A new coffee pot has been purchased.

Dinner and a Movie - scheduled for January 18, 2020 at Main Clubhouse, 5:00 p.m.  Frank Carrotozzolo is chair.  Cost is $10 per person, tickets available at office.  50 people purchased tickets to date.

Bob Kaminski made a motion that the Gamer's Group be given a budget of $450 for pizza/refreshments once a month.  Rachele Harmuth seconded the motion, motion approved with no objections.

Pantry Inspection - Al Cucciniello, Board Liaison, advised that any/all Recreation functions are not required to have inspection prior to or after event.  Housekeeping will "take care of it".  Other (private) events are required to have inspections.

Super Bowl Party - February 2, 2020, 5:30 - 10:00 p.m. in the Main Clubhouse. $15.00 per person, food served.  Cutoff date January 27, 2020.  Tickets available in office.

Wacky Winter Weekend -February 15 through Monday, February 17.  Included will be:
-    Sled building in Beaver Lodge on Saturday, race on Sunday - Frank C chair
-    Bonfire Saturday evening at Deer Lake - Al and Terry Cucciniello
-    Family Bingo on Sunday - Marge and Al Kenny
-    Ice Cream Social - Lonnie and Cassandra Golovic
-    Brunch - Lonnie and Cassandra Golovic

Jack Vetter presented details for trip to Flight 93 (9/11) Memorial.  Minimum number of attendees is 36. Date of trip will be Monday, June 15, 2020.  Bus will leave WLE at 7:30 a.m. and return approximately 9:30 p.m.  It is a long ride, stops will include Cracker Barrels and rest stops.  Ticket price will be $75 per person, not including food; cutoff date will be April 18.

St. Patrick's Party - Jay R will chair with Tara Capponi.  Event will be Saturday, March 14 at the Main clubhouse.  $2,000 has been budgeted for this event.  Jay asked that a vote of hands be taken for approval, Bob Kaminsky seconded motion, there was no opposition.

Lonnie Golovic would like to see the WLE Karate Club brought back to life.  Committee thought this was a good idea.  After some discussion, Lonnie will reach out to previous members/instructors and determine where the equipment has been stored and its condition.  Initial plan is for it to be held at Beaver Lodge twice a week in the early evening hours.  All adults will need a PA background check required to work with youth.  Rachele H shared history of Recreation's support.  Lonnie will return to committee with details.

Terry Cucciniello planned a casino trip to Wind Creek in Bethlehem on August 3, 2020.  She will schedule for two buses.  Trip cost will include $25 in slots and a discount book for shops.  Cost of trip possibly $20 each.
Terry C asked if Summer Calendar is complete.  It is not.  However, she will choose four dates for Music in the Park and contract for those days.

Keri Geesey, chair of the Tricky Tray, informed that their first mailing was going out.  She has also planned two parents' meetings during the Holiday weekends.

Bob K advised that there is a broken plastic storage container in Beaver Lodge.  Bob requested that we ask Maintenance to see whether it can be repaired and if not, we should consider replacing it.

Rachele Harmuth suggested we hire a mobile climbing wall for a day this summer.  The item she had in mind would be delivered and operated by an outside source.  Keri G made a motion that we pursue pricing and dates available.  Rachele will come back to committee with details.

Marge Kenny outlined her plans for a Craft Show in the Main clubhouse on May 30, 2020, from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.  Bill Brown will chair this event with Marge.  It will be the Saturday after Memorial Day.  They anticipate 30 vendors.  There will not be an entry fee for the vendors but they will each be asked to contribute an item for a raffle.  A plant sale will be conducted in the parking lot nearest the lake; all vendors will be inside. 

Marge proposed a motion to have this Craft Fair sponsored by Recreation.  Terry Vetter seconded the motion, motion was approved, no opposition. A budget was not requested at this time.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, Carol Greig made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Carolyn Guy and carried by a raise of hands.  Meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m.

Respectively submitted,
Gwenn Phillips

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